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Get Garden-Ready with an Organized Garage

If you’re like most of us in the midwest, you’re well into lawnmower season. Every weekend, the low, steady hum of lawnmowers punctuates the steamy summer air, the smell of crisp-cut grass fills your nostrils … and the clutter in your garage makes you want to tear your hair out. 

If you have to step over half a dozen things before you can dig out your lawnmower or find your gardening tools, it may be time for a garage overhaul. After all, your garage is one of the most active areas in your home! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a designated area for your tools, your kids’ sports equipment, and anything else you need at hand? 

At Saint Louis Closet Co., we can help by offering storage solutions and a few tips for organizing your garage. 

7 Tips for Cleaning and Organizing Your Garage 

1. Take Your Time and Make a Plan

If you decide to clean and organize your garage over the summer, be aware that it will take some time. Don’t assume this is a two or three hour task: you’re likely to get frustrated. Give yourself a couple of days for this job. Divide the job up into reasonable segments, assign tasks to your family members, and take plenty of breaks. 

2. Clear Everything out First 

You’ll want to get a good look at the space in your garage and what you’re working with. You’ll also want to clean the floor – maybe even paint it as well – before you move your belongings back in. So, it’s worth it to get everything cleared out. You may be surprised at how much space you really have! 

3. Take an Inventory and Donate Things You No Longer Need 

Divide your belongings into “keep,” “throw away,” and “donate.” If you have tools that are simply in need of repair, put them aside, too. The more junk you can clear out, the easier it will be to organize the things you truly need. Once you’ve cut down, group like belongings together and make a plan for storing them.

4. Create Stations in Your Garage for Easier Access

Think about how often you use certain items and where you can keep them so that they’re easy to get to. Make sure you do this in a way that makes sense for your lifestyle! For example, you’ll want to keep your lawn care supplies in one place and your automobile care supplies in another. It helps to group similar items together. And don’t forget to label bins so smaller items are easier to find! 

Take a look at the way this client set up a potting station: 

5. Maximize Wall Space with Shelving Units.

Why stack everything on the floor when there’s plenty of wall space you can put to use! From pull-out baskets for sports equipment to cabinets that can hold your holiday decorations, Saint Louis Closet Co. has solutions that adjust to meet your needs. 

6. Get Your Kids in the Habit of Putting Things in Their Assigned Places. 

Got kids? Make sure there’s a place for them to store bikes, sporting equipment, and toys. Get them into the habit of organization early! If they know that there’s a place for everything, they’re a little less likely to leave their bicycle in the driveway.

7. Prepare for the Unexpected. 

Sometimes garages flood. Your car’s oil leaks. Your spouse runs over an item that was left on the floor. Or you need an emergency kit that you just can’t find. Consider propping your tools and other belongings up so that they aren’t damaged. And be sure to store must-have or emergency items close to the door and within reach.

Elevated feet for your garage and basement shelving can keep the units off the floor in case of moisture and help keep debris to a minimum.

 

An organized custom garage can help to make your day run a little more smoothly and keep everything from gardening tools to sports equipment neat and tidy. With a place for everything, and everything in its place, your garage can add valuable storage to your home. 

Would You Love an Organized Garage This Summer? Our Designers are Here for You! 

Saint Louis Closet Co. can maximize your garage space with unique storage solutions, vertical storage options, and raised locker cabinets to help create an organized garage for your family. Manufactured in our facility right here in Saint Louis, you can be sure that all of our custom garage storage options are built to last.

Would you like to learn more about what Saint Louis Closet Co. can do for your garage? Schedule a free consultation and design with one of our top designers today. Or look at some of the garage projects that we have completed for our happy customers. 

 

 

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5 Summer Storage Ideas for Families

It’s summer. The kids are out of school and underfoot. Unfortunately, so are their toys, swimsuits, sports gear, craft projects, and everything else. Plus, there’s that pile of winter clothes that haven’t been put away yet.

It’s time to get organized.

Every home needs a place for kids’ items, the backpack or bicycle helmet or pair of shoes that always ends up in an untidy pile by the door. At Saint Louis Closet Co., we’ve got a few solutions that help reduce the clutter and give you back your sanity.

Reclaim Space in Your Home with these 5 Storage Ideas

(1) Lockers for Kids

Lockers aren’t just for high school. If you can get your kids in the habit of keeping backpacks and jackets in a specified location, they’ll learn organization, a skill that will certainly help them down the road.

As one of our clients said, “I cannot count the number of times that I have told my kids to stop throwing their backpacks and jackets on the closest piece of furniture the second they walk in the house. The solution for our family is lockers and cubbies in our mudroom, so that every time my kids walk in the door, the closest piece of furniture is a cubby and hook specifically designed for their belongings. This also works wonders for sports equipment and sports bags.”

If you have a convenient space by the door, or in a laundry room or playroom, consider adding lockers or cubbies. Install them now, and you’ll thank yourself when school comes around. Available options at Saint Louis Closet Co. include benches, baskets, rotating locker hooks, shelves, and more.

(2) See-Through Storage

Many of us have a toy box or storage box for our kids. How often, though, does that space become a catch-all for everything from shoes to legos? A better solution is see-through storage. With chrome pull-out baskets, adjustable shelving, and clear glass doors, you can keep items like art and craft supplies well organized. This will also help children learn to store like items in the same place. Saint Louis Closet Co.’s chrome and white baskets are a great option for existing shelving units.

This way, everything has a space and kids know where to find items like sports equipment, art supplies, or stuffed animals. By putting kids’ stuff on lower shelves and breakable stuff on higher shelves, you can create an accident-free area. Custom shelving from Saint Louis Closet Co. helps you organize your belongings in a way that makes sense for your lifestyle.

(3) Custom Bookshelves

We all want our kids to read more over the summer. One clever way to do this is to display books in a way that will make kids want to reach for them. Take a look at this custom solution:

Custom bookshelves are versatile and adjustable. In a child’s room, they can change as the child grows, and as tutus give way to letter jackets. In a closet, they can be adjusted when it’s time to switch out snow boots and scarves for flip-flops and bathing suits. Every system that Saint Louis Closet Co. installs is 100% adjustable. Just ask!

(4) Kids’ Office or Craft Space

Many families are turning a spare room into an office or craft center, with spaces designated to hold anything from personal files to wrapping paper. If you have a teen who likes to express herself with photos and keepsakes, or a kiddo who might just be the next Picasso, creating a space like this is a perfect way to encourage them, yet keep the house organized and tidy. With fabric boards and pull out tray shelves, we can create a space for everything you treasure.

(5) Mudroom and Entry Hall Ideas

The whole family can benefit from a custom-built unit in a mudroom or entryway. Our units can include hooks for jackets, spaces for shoes, and drawers for scarves and gloves. Benches, fabric boards … anything you need to make your life less stressful and more convenient, we can do. As we move from winter to summer and back again, these spaces can accommodate everything you need for each season.

If You Can Imagine It, Our Designers Can Deliver It

If you’d like to speak with a designer about adding lockers, building an organizational unit, or creating a customized kid’s space for your home, let us know! We can give advice and show you designs that will help your home become a tidier, more comfortable place.

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Saint Louis Closet Co. Refreshes our Look!

Time for a facelift!  At Saint Louis Closet Co. we are always trying to stay ahead of the curve with new colors, updated accessories, and the latest and greatest of manufacturing and installation techniques!  But we don’t stop there. We are also staying ahead of design trends with our print and social media.

Check out our newest “Thinking Outside the Closet” Brochure … headed to the presses tomorrow!

In addition to new photography and new print materials, we decided to revive our original colors of Red, White, and Slate to represent a cleaner and fresher look.  Out with the cream and burnt red and in with crisp Red and White!  Look at the transition…

Photography and a Fabulous Showroom is what sets our business ahead of the rest!  Custom Closets and organizational units are best visualized by our clients with amazing photography and a Showroom that is special!  Our showroom, located at 2626 S. Big Bend Blvd., has just gone through an 8 month overhaul of all new displays, new paint colors, and new lighting.  Once that was complete, we hired none but the very best photographer in St. Louis, Linda Mueller, to bring our displays to life for our customers.

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Saint Louis Closet Co. Spring Clean-up!

Spring is the perfect time to get organized, and Saint Louis Closet Co.’s Spring Special is just in time to help you with your projects.  From Master Walk-in Closets to Pantries and Murphy Beds, Saint Louis Closet Co. can create more space in your home.

Along with the new season – and with summer right around the corner! – it is once again time to reorganize the spaces in your home. If you have a Saint Louis Closet Co. system, this would be the time to re-adjust your shelves to be able to comfortably store your growing children’s clothing and shoe inventory.

With summer coming, shoes and accessories are one thing that are going to require reorganization for this season; for example, switching out your kids’ snow boots and scarves for their flip flops and pool towels. Our 100% adjustable systems give you more room for doing just that. Just add, remove, or adjust a shelf to make room.

I cannot count the number of times I’ve told my kids to stop throwing their backpacks and jackets on the closest piece of furniture the second they walk in the house after school or soccer practice. The solution we have found at our home is lockers and cubbies for our mudroom, so that every time my kids walk in the door, the closest piece of furniture is a cubby and hook especially designed for their belongings. This also works wonders for sports equipment and sports bags.

Teachers can even find some organization for their classrooms this school year. Getting all the pencils, markers, glue, blank paper, books, construction paper, scissors, and miscellaneous supplies organized will make the school year go just that much smoother.

Saint Louis Closet Co. designs every type of system to meet everyone’s organizational needs, and that includes classroom supply closets, mail centers, storage rooms, lockers and even kid’s home desks.

Call 314-781-9000 today to schedule your free in-home consultation.

 

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Let Saint Louis Closet Co. Organize Your Loft or Condo!

Yes that’s right, Saint Louis Closet Co. has moved into the loft and condo organization business. As more and more of our customers make the move to the city and downsize, we realize how important it is to provide services specifically designed for their changing needs.

Organization is a must in loft-style residences. While the big, open, “wall-less” space is what attracts people to the loft district, it also poses a challenge for closet and storage issues.

Many lofts don’t even have closets, so customizing wardrobe units is a must! Also, converting second bedrooms to home offices and providing extra sleeping spaces have been a big demand from new condo and loft owners.

Wardrobe units are the perfect storage solution, providing hanging rods, shelving, and drawer space on open walls while concealing clothes at the same time.

Murphy Beds in a home office can really open up a second bedroom or guest room. Our Murphy Beds are available in comfy queen size and are offered in ten different finishes to match any décor (traditional or contemporary).

Saint Louis Closet Co. offers free in-home estimates to accommodate everyone’s needs. Visit Saint Louis Closet Co. online at www.stlouisclosetco.com.

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Summer St. Louis Closet Co. News

Keep an eye out for our Summer Newsletter with exciting news about our Anniversary Special, getting your kids organized over the Summer, the Face of Custom Closets and Giving Back!!

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Working From Home can be Fun With an Organized Home Office System

A Place for Everything…and Everything in its Place! Files, Post-Its, pencils, and printers all find a special home in a Saint Louis Closet Co. Home Office system. Custom designed 100% to fit your Home Office needs. Whether it’s simple bill paying and surfing the net or running a small business out of your home, Saint Louis Closet Co.’s Home Office designs can bring order to your life!

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Lateral and Legal file drawers offer storage space for important papers, bills, receipts and even photographs. Give everyone in the family their own drawer and schoolwork, artwork and special projects will stay neat and tidy.

Many families are finding the home office has become the heart of the home, with children doing much of their homework on the computer and internet, scrapbooking, and bill paying. Parents and children can work together with each one having their own specially designed space and storage compartments.

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Home Offices are so much more than a counter and a few file drawers—today’s systems include pull-out shelves for keyboards, CPU’s and printers, color-coordinated fabric boards for notes, schedules and reminders, and in-baskets for family members’ mail and individual work.

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Saint Louis Closet Co. offers everything from a small work surface to a full-blown Home Office. Free estimates allow you to visualize the finished space and to get a price. Trained designers will work within your budget to provide you with the perfectly designed Home Office.

Saint Louis Closet Co. offers free in-home design consultations for all areas of your home. Call them at (314) 781-9000 or visit them online at www.stlouisclosetco.com.

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St. Louis Closet Organizes Pantries

St. Louis Closet is Cooking up Something Super for your Pantry

Second to the Master closet, pantries are on the top of homeowners’ lists to organize with customized shelving and accessories; this is no surprise since the kitchen is often considered “the heart of the home.”

Where does everyone wind up at a party?– in the kitchen. According to Closets Magazine, when touring model homes, visitors spend more time in the kitchen than any other room in the home.

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Saint Louis Closet Co. has noticed that with the influx of purchasing in bulk from large box stores, there is more and more focus on storage of foods, paper goods, and even excess dishes and appliances. Saint Louis Closet Co. custom closets can truly make a difference in your pantry.

Maximizing your kitchen pantry with corner shelving, platter dividers and adjustable shelving for the varied size items stored in pantries can make overall kitchen storage simpler.   Chrome pull-out wine racks store wine bottles at a 15-degree angle to ensure corks remain moist in storage. Pull-out chrome baskets in various sizes are perfect for paper goods, chips, and recycling. And don’t forget tray shelves and basket-rimmed shelves for can goods and small boxes.

Once you realized there’s a place for everything in your Saint Louis Closet Co. pantry…then everything will be in it’s place in your kitchen!

Saint Louis Closet Co. offers free in-home design consultations for all areas of your home. Call them at (314) 781-9000 or visit them online at www.stlouisclosetco.com.

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St. Louis Closets for MOM!

THE ULTIMATE CLOSET—FOR MOM

Having a disorganized closet can add hours to your week and stress to an already stressful life. According to Newsweek magazine, the average American spends 55 minutes a day looking for things they know the own but cannot find.

A Saint Louis Closet Co. “well-appointed closet will help shed the emotional weight that having a disorganized environment brings.” Treat your closet as you would any other room in your home—function, aesthetics and comfort.

Before investing in a custom closet system empty your closet and go through your clothes item by item removing clothing you no longer wear or doesn’t fit. Remove clothing that needs alterations, dry cleaning or repairs.

Clean your entire closet—consider painting walls a bright fresh color. Analyze the lighting in your closet—bad lighting makes it hard to see behind doors and distinguish between blacks and navy’s.

Strive to provide visual access to all areas of your closet and your clothing—sometimes open shelves are the best way to go. Drawers are perfect for under garments, stockings, pj’s, and socks.

Once you have a plan—consult with a Saint Louis Closet Co. professional closet designer and get started.

Make sure your new system incorporates double rods for separates, and varying height rods for dresses and medium lengths skirts and slacks. Adjustability is always the key. Styles change, your own personal lifestyles changes and you want to make sure you closet can change with you. Adjustable shelving and rods that can be moved from the floor up are vital to really make the best use of your space.

Saint Louis Closet Co. accessories are like the icing on the cake—adding function and fun to your closet. Make sure to add a pull-out belt rack for belts and purses and a telescoping rod for your dry cleaning and outfit selection.

Saint Louis Closet Co. offers free in-home design consultations for all areas of your home. Call them at (314) 781-9000 or visit them online at www.stlouisclosetco.com.

This year give Mom what she really wants….a customized closet from Saint Louis Closet Co.  Organized closets will make every home and every Mom super happy!!  We also offer gift certificates in any dollar amount, so call today 314-781-9000 to make Mom’s day!!

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